Create a Workout Plan in 6 easy steps

Creating a workout plan is an important life skill.  I have many clients who have said to me "I don't know what to do when I go to the gym, so I don't do anything but the cardio machines." While cardio has an important role in an exercise plan, strength training is key to long term health. I love teaching classes and training my clients, but my ultimate goal is to empower and educate my participants so they know what to do and how to perform a full body workout on their own. If you fall into the category of

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Our Favorite Things

Happy Black Friday Friend!  Some of you may say YIKES! - “Happy & Black Friday” in the same sentence?!   How can that be?  Well, for me, I absolutely love love love Black Friday.  Barb on the other hand will be watching football.  She looks forward to a low key day &   What type of Black Friday shopper are? When I was a little girl my family would travel to relatives in Indy to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Those that stayed over would all hit the malls on Friday morning.  I remember fighting the crowds, enjoying all the lights and Christmas decorations that

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Grateful, Thankful, Blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving!  We are excited at the Brown Household for Thanksgiving!  I want to equip and empower you to celebrate the holiday with intention and an attitude of gratitude before you pass the mashed potatoes.  I hope that you are able to put your Christmas Shopping, Black Friday to do list on hold and take some time to be GRATEFUL, THANKFUL AND BLESSED. In order to get your mindset where it needs to be, we must start with prayer and meditation.  This Thanksgiving yoga flow video by Caroline Williams is just what I needed this week to keep my mind

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Love God, Get Healthy, Be Whole, Love Others

Eight years ago I felt a nudging as I sat in church to go & serve my community and church.  I had just had my second baby so I was already weary and really didnt have extra time, let alone energy to give, however I had a hunger to serve the Lord, so I prayed.  Over the course of six months God gave me a vision of starting a fitness ministry.  During this time I met with my pastor and shared with my thoughts with him.  He was supportive and asked for a "plan" of some type so he could

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I chose BRAVERY and I got a Beautiful Friendship

"You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another."  Proverbs 27:17 MSG My word for 2018 is BRAVE.  I wasn't sure what this would look like and as I look back on my life, I do not think of me as BRAVE.  But sometimes life changes, and as you reflect, you see what you didnt see before. Today I want to share with you a time when I was BRAVE and didnt realize it.  This step of BRAVERY has blessed me with a beautiful friend...who is very important to the future of Motivated by More. Its so important

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Finish 2018 STRONG

  We are into the last quarter of the year.  I feel like the year has flown by!  I still have things I want to accomplish this year and have made some laser focus goals on a few things because not only do I want to finish 2018 strong, I want to hit the ground running in 2019.  Goal setting is so important in order to be successful! Galatians 6:9 says "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Paul is reminding the Galatians

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The Wilderness

“And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.” Ephesians 6:10-12 MSG I love it when God sends me a message over &

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Back to School and the dreaded Lunch making process…

It that time...summer is over (sniff sniff) and the kids are headed back to school.  I am not ready.  I love summer and all things summer.  The start of the school year is hard for me for 2 main reasons. Packing lunches. Homework. Bleh. If you are on the struggle bus too, I am here for ya!  I know once the routine starts I will be ok and actually welcome it...but I am gonna complain for a few short minutes.  Because lets be real, 3rd grade and 5th grade are not easy.  Whew.  My brain hurts already.   In order

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Work Hard + Play Hard = Lasting Results

Summer is finally here & its time for vacations, going to the beach and having fun!  But do not let all this fun get you side tracked from your goals!  Here are a few tips to keep you on track while traveling:  Have an accountability partner & check in with each other daily. Move everyday for at least 10 minutes - too many days off will make it so hard to get started up again when you get back from vacation.  You also don't want to lose what you have gained!  Commit to moving your body, continuously every day.  Walking,

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Fit Kids Summer Program

It is our responsibility as parents to teach our kids to take care of their bodies. This program was designed for kids ages 8-12.  We will run, jump, lift, twist and bend in challenging bootcamp style workouts.  Additionally, we will talk about proper form, the importance of water and a healthy eating. Each class will focus on 4 components... STRENGTH - CARDIO - FLEXIBILTY  - MIND/SPIRIT Registration is OPEN! SESSION 1:  JUNE 5-28TH SESSION 2:  JULY 10-AUGUST 2ND   THE COST IS $50 PER SESSION OR SAVE $10 AND REGISTER FOR BOTH SESSIONS BY JUNE1. Get your child signed up

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